Complex Objects: Filtering Forum Posts

Brian Pontarelli

Complex Object

Imagine you’re building a community forum for your online property that allows users to submit posts with a title, a body, images and video. Child safety is important to your brand, so you want to disallow forum posts that contain objectionable user generated content in any part of the post.

Chat filters and moderation software, typically deployed to prevent unwanted content in forum posts, require the client’s application to send each individual piece of content for  moderators to determine if it should be posted, rejected, edited or resubmitted. It’s easy to see how tedious a process this can be when having to review all aspects of the blog submission.  The CleanSpeak profanity filter and moderation software has a feature that addresses these submissions as one complex object making it faster and easier for moderators to evaluate and take action on user generated content.

 Complex Objects Solution

  1. All parts of the forum post will be submitted as a single complex object to be filtered
  2. Clients will receive a single response (the response contains information about each individual piece of user generated content)
  3. There is no need for multiple filter and moderation responses
  4. Moderation time is reduced while response time is increased

Ask the CEO: Pitfalls of AI Based Profanity Filters

Brian Pontarelli

Brian Pontarelli on Artificial Intelligence Systems

You can’t trust an artificial intelligence system to consistently protect your online community from inappropriate content.  All artificial intelligence systems suffer from two critical flaws:

  • Artificial intelligence systems constantly require costly training and retraining
  • Re-training of the artificial intelligence system leads to inconsistent performance

Every such system on the market today suffers from these flaws. In this 2-minute video, Inversoft CEO, Brian Pontarelli, explains why CleanSpeak is a different and more effective technology.

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Disney Infinity: The Digital Toy Box Has Come

Sean Bryant

Take Minecraft, Skylanders, Pixar and Disney and throw them in a blender - you get Disney Infinity. It takes one thing to enjoy that old He-Man figurine or (add favorite toy here), an imagination. Disney Infinity has developed a bold, new, interactive game that seems limitless in its possibilities. From Disney’s franchise character figurines to interactive game play, it seems that the imagination is no longer restricted by mere ones and zeros in the digital world. Children are immediately drawn to the potent mix of beloved characters and the veritable digital sandbox Infinity provides.

The Toy Box

Disney Infinity has two main game plays: Toy Box and Campaign. In Toy Box mode, anything goes. Open ended game play allows the player to build their world as they see fit, while engaging multiple iconic characters across Disney franchises.  You can purchase the figurines as part of a starter pack or individually and you can play the game with or without them. Continue reading

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Configurations for Education: iOS 7

Sean Bryant

In light of COPPA 2.0 compliance, it is good to know that not only are Web site and online service providers doing what they can to comply and protect the younger generation, but it seems that Apple is doing what they can to help streamline the use of curriculum-based applications to engage them.

 

iOS 7

Advancements in technology have enabled teachers new ways to engage and interact with their pupils every year. It's no surprise that students excel with a more dynamic interface to demonstrate concepts, assign projects and assess progress, compared to the traditional text based syllabus and grading methods. However, the issue remains, if an application is purchased and deployed on the institute’s devices, can faculty, students and parents still utilize the same application from their personal devices (without paying)?

Configuration for Education

iOS 7 has come up with a unique way to streamline how institutions configure, deploy, purchase, manage and distribute apps among relevant parties. Mobile device management (MDM), issuing and managing purchased app licenses as well as single sign on makes iOS 7 that much more enticing for education.

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Inversoft's Prime.js Open Source Library

Brian Pontarelli

Inversoft is excited to announce the launch of our newest open source library - Prime.js. Prime.js is the JavaScript library that powers CleanSpeak. Prime.js is hosted at Github and you can visit the project website here: http://inversoft.github.io/prime.js/

Prime.js

Prime.js is different than other JavaScript libraries because it was built for object oriented JavaScript. Everything in Prime.js is namespaced and explicit JavaScript objects. We also embraced the new operator and the this variable making them first class citizens again.

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